German police evacuate plane after caller reports dangerous suitcase

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 05, 2016 11:15 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police evacuated a plane at Kassel airport on Tuesday after an anonymous caller said luggage on board posed a danger.

"An anonymous caller contacted Kassel-Calden airport this afternoon. He said there was a suitcase on board one of the airplanes in the departures area that could pose a threat," police from the state of Hesse said in a statement.

Police evacuated the plane and were checking the caller's claim, they added in the statement. German media reported that the plane was bound for Turkey.

(Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Joseph Nasr)